Updated (July, 2011): Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

Sony Cybershot WX9 vs Sony Cybershot WX7

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX9

Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX7

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Size
Really small
Super compact 94x56x19 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens

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Explore our gallery of 3 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9.

differences

Advantages of the Sony WX7

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HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.6
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Size Fairly small Help
              Super compact 94x56x19 mm
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Weight Light weight Help
              139 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/1600 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              2 seconds
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              WX75.6x
              WX95x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $210

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $70

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
              Screen resolution Has a much lower resolution screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $148

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $175

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

              Ultra compact

              $179

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 body only

              $1,215 - $1,349 with 18-135mm lens

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Samsung NX3000

              Samsung NX3000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $369 - $430 with 20-50mm lens

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Placeholder

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT

              Entry-level DSLR

              $675 with 18-55mm lens

              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Casio Exilim ZR800

              Casio Exilim ZR800

              Travel zoom

              $159

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Much larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H90

              Travel zoom

              $210

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Weight Lighter
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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